Tips for Making the best Choice in Energy Efficient Windows

There are several signs to watch for in a home that will let you know it is time to start planning to upgrade your windows. At Best Windows, we tell our customers to watch for condensation on the windows, frost on the interior of the windows, problems in opening or closing windows, or obvious drafts around the frames.

If you notice these issues, you may be losing a lot of heat in the winter and cold air in the summer to the great outdoors. By upgrading to energy-saving windows, you can not only give your home a bright, new look but you can also help to save on your energy bills year after year. When replacing windows that are no longer efficient, you may find the savings are considerable, helping to pay for your upgrade over just a few years.

We want our customers to be sure they get the right type of windows for their home. Not all windows sold as energy-saving or energy-efficient are the perfect match for every home, which is why we take the time to carefully review the options in designs and styles. We also ensure we only sell the top manufacturer lines in energy-saving windows, giving our customers the peace of mind of knowing they are getting a great quality product.

The Glass

We offer different types of options in energy-saving glass. A double-pane glass is highly efficient and will make a big difference in heat and cold air loss to the home in both winter and summer. Also, look for a low-E glass, which stands for low emissivity glass and is specially coated glass that blocks both ultraviolet (UV) light and infrared (IR) light.

By blocking these two different types of light from the sun, the glass stops the heat from the sun from impacting the temperature in the room, even right next to the glass. It will also prevent sun damage to furnishings, carpets and even paint in the home.

Frames

Vinyl frames are our most popular option for good reason. Not only are they an essential part of the design of energy saving windows, but they are durable, long lasting and very resistant to damage.

Vinyl frames don’t transfer heat or cold, which is a very real problem with aluminum. Unlike wood, they are resistant to water, insects and warping, making them an ideal choice for any home.

If you need more information on energy-saving windows, get in touch with us today. We can answer your questions and help you choose the right energy-efficient windows for your new home or home renovation.